UL 651

UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings

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Organization: UL
Publication Date: 25 October 2011
Status: active
Page Count: 105
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General

These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows, couplings, adapters, expansion, expansion-deflection, or deflection joints, and similar fittings that are constructed at least in part of rigid PVC. The designations ″Schedule 40″, ″Schedule 80″, ″Type EB″, ″Type A″ refer to USA trade sizes of conduit having iron pipe-size outside diameters and specific wall thicknesses. Couplings, adapters, expansion, expansion-deflection, or deflection joints, and similar fittings are intended to be used with Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A rigid PVC conduit, and elbows in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70.

Rigid PVC conduit and fittings covered in these requirements are intended for use as rigid nonmetallic raceway for wires and cables in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70.

Conduit bodies (pull boxes) and covers, flush-device boxes and covers, and outlet boxes and covers that are constructed of rigid PVC or another nonmetallic material and are for use with the rigid PVC conduit and fittings covered in these requirements are covered separately in the Standard for Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Flush-Device Boxes, and Covers, UL 514C.

Rigid PVC conduit and fittings covered in these requirements are intended to be joined to each other and to rigid PVC boxes, conduit bodies, and fittings in the field by such means as a push-fit or a cement that is or contains a solvent for polyvinyl chloride.

Unless the wording of a requirement that applies to rigid PVC conduit and fittings specifically limits the requirement to Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB or to Type A, each such requirement in this standard applies to all types.

Reinforced thermosetting resin conduit and associated fittings are covered separately in the Standard for Aboveground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings, UL 2515 and the Standard for Belowground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings, UL 2420.

Schedule 40 and 80 conduit and fittings

Schedule 40 rigid PVC conduit and fittings are for aboveground use indoors or outdoors exposed to sunlight and weather, and for underground use by direct burial or encasement in concrete. Schedule 40 rigid PVC conduit, elbows, that are specifically marked for underground use are suitable for use underground only by direct burial or encasement in concrete.

Schedule 80 rigid PVC conduit and fittings are for use wherever Schedule 40 rigid PVC conduit may be used and are for installation on poles in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70.

The following restrictions apply to use of the Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 rigid PVC conduit and fittings mentioned in 1.1.1:

a) Use at 50°C (122°F) and lower ambient temperatures and

b) Use with 75°C (167°F) wiring, but the conduit and fittings may be used with 90°C (194°F) wiring if they comply with the construction (see Conduit for Use with 90°C Wire, 6.15) and marking requirements covering use with 90°C (194°F) wiring.

In addition to the applicable requirements specified in this standard, Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 rigid PVC conduit intended for directional boring shall be subjected to the performance requirements in 6.12.

Type EB and A conduit and fittings

The Type EB and Type A rigid PVC conduit and fittings mentioned in 1.1.1 are intended for use at 50°C (122°F) and lower ambient temperatures. Type A rigid PVC conduit and fittings are intended for use with 75°C (167°F) wiring. Type A and Type EB rigid PVC conduit and fittings, where encased in concrete in trenches outside of buildings, may be used with 90°C (194°F) wiring.

Type EB (encased burial) rigid PVC conduit is intended for encasement in concrete in trenches outside of buildings. Type A rigid PVC conduit is intended for encasement in concrete in any location.

Applications

Couplings covered by these requirements are fittings intended for joining:

a) Two lengths of rigid PVC conduit,

b) A length of rigid PVC conduit to a rigid PVC elbow and

c) In conjunction with a junction-box adapter, a length of rigid PVC conduit or a rigid PVC elbow to a box.

Fittings

Junction-box adapters covered by these requirements are fittings intended to connect a length of rigid PVC conduit, a PVC elbow to a rigid PVC box (not limited to junction boxes) with a coupling.

Internally-threaded adapters covered by these requirements are fittings intended for joining a length of rigid PVC conduit, a PVC elbow to threaded rigid metal conduit or other externally-threaded devices.

Externally-threaded adapters (also referred to as terminal adapters) covered by these requirements are fittings intended for joining a length of rigid PVC conduit or elbow to:

a) The knockout area of a metal box with a metal locknut,

b) A threaded metal hub or fitting on a metal box,

c) A threaded hub on a phenolic box, or

d) A knockout in a phenolic box.

Reducers covered by these requirements are fittings intended for joining lengths of two different sizes of rigid PVC conduit.

Caps covered by these requirements are fittings intended for closing the ends of unused lengths of rigid PVC conduit.

End bells covered by these requirements are fittings intended to provide a bushed opening at the open end of a length of rigid PVC conduit.

Construction requirements for fittings covered by this standard are specified in Section 5. Performance requirements are specified in Section 7.

 

Document History

UL 651
October 25, 2011
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
General These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows,...
October 25, 2011
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
General These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows,...
October 25, 2011
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
General These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows,...
October 25, 2011
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
General These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows,...
October 25, 2011
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40, 80, Type EB and A Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
General  These requirements cover Schedule 40, Schedule 80, Type EB and Type A extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings. These requirements also cover elbows,...
October 4, 2005
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
October 4, 2005
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
October 4, 2005
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
October 4, 2005
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
October 4, 2005
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit and Fittings
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit, and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
A description is not available for this item.
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit, and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
A description is not available for this item.
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
A description is not available for this item.
August 17, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
These requirements cover Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 extruded rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) electrical conduit and fittings consisting of elbows and other bends made from and for use with this...
651
January 1, 1995
UL Standard for Safety Schedule 40 and 80 Rigid PVC Conduit
A description is not available for this item.

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